The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Romanian foods imports - Opportunities for foreign producers



How to find the most reliable Romanian importers of speciality foods such as gourmet, ready-made foods, ready meals, deserts, frozen pastry, seafood?
How to find qualified Romanian importers of healthy foods?
How to reach Romanian buyers of vegetables and fresh fruit? Who are the foods importers and food distributors in Romania?

Romanians appetite for imported quality foods increased 9.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, reaching EUR 5.21 billion. Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of 2017.

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate. How to find qualified importers of foods and beverages? How to reach the direct buyers and category managers in the main retail chains in Romania and the region?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61


FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the retail trade turnover in Romania advanced 10.3% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to the similar period of 2016.

According to an analysis by FRD Center, the Romanian imports of fresh and chilled pork meat went up 42% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, while the Romanian imports of pastry, bakery and biscuits went up 13% and those of food preparations grew 15%.

Similarly, according to an analysis by FRD Center based on published data, the Romanian imports of vegetables went up 11% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

As part of the market entry services FRD Center provides to Governmental Agencies and International Export Promotion Organisations, in 2017 FRD Center has been selected by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest to carry out a Food & Beverages Trade Mission of Dutch companies to Romania. FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. The FRD Center team organised B2B matchmaking meetings, company visits, a roundtable with KOLs in the F&B sector in Romania and a group visit to a key retail chain store in Bucharest. Also for the The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, in 2016 the FRD Center market research team prepared a report about the Romanian Foods Market available at https://www.dutchromaniannetwork.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Food-Report-Romania-2016.pdf

For a FRD Center analysis of the Food retail and food imports developments in Romania go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/food-retail-and-food-imports.html and http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/retail-growth-in-romania-continues-at.html

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-food-retail-development-in-2017.html as well as http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/romanian-foods-imports-go-up-15-in-2017.html

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2018, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor?

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution market? Perhaps we could collaborate. What foods are the Romanians importing? What are the Romanian imports of foods and beverages?

Romania’s retail market is estimated at EUR 40 billion this year, up 12% over 2016, according to a study by credit insurance company Euler Hermes. About 85% of the products sold in Romania are of mixed origin whereas only 15% are from local production. More details in the FRD Center businessblog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/romanias-retail-market-goes-up-12-in.html

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

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